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Scotiabank receives awards and recognition from many international and Canadian-based institutions for its achievements across business lines and in areas related to innovation, employee engagement, customer service and satisfaction, and financial services. This is a list of prominent awards Scotiabank received:



Scotiabank ranked 27th on Global Finance magazine’s ranking list of the World’s 50 Safest Global Banks and 3rd on the list for safest banks in North America.


Scotiabank received nine awards in Ipsos 2016 Best Banking Awards that reward Canadian financial institutions for excellence in customer experience. Tangerine received six awards.

Canadian Banking


Scotiabank recognized as the “Best Bank for Small Business” by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).


Scotiabank was awarded the 2015 Visa DPS Client Achievement Innovators Award in recognition of its prepaid card program with The North West Company (NWC).


Two co-branded Scotiabank credit cards take top billing in 2016 MoneySense magazine’s Annual Credit Card Rankings.

International Banking


Scotiabank was named “World’s Best Emerging Markets Bank” in the Bahamas, Barbados, Costa Rica, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and The U.S. Virgin Islands by Global Finance magazine.

Global Banking and Markets


Scotiabank ranks 4th on Brand Finance’s Canada’s “100 most valuable brands” list with a brand value of $9,819 billion.


Scotiabank was named as “Best Investment Bank in Canada for 2016” by Global Finance magazine.


In 2015, Scotiabank was ranked one of the Top 10 Global Infrastructure firms by InfraDeals.


Scotiabank was awarded Medium-Sized Clients “Prime Broker of the Year” award for 2015 by the Global Custodian magazine.


Our Global Banking and Markets Equity Sales kept the #1 share of TopGun sales relationships according to the Brendan Wood International Canadian Institutional Equity 2015 Report.


Scotiabank was honoured with “Top Foreign Exchange” recognitions in Canada, Hong Kong, Peru and Costa Rica by Global Finance magazine. This marks the 12th consecutive win for the Global Foreign Exchange team in Canada, as well as the 7th and 6th wins, respectively, for Peru and Costa Rica.

Employee Engagement/HR-Related


Scotiabank was recognized with the “Best Plan Effectiveness” Award for its Canadian Employee Share Ownership Program (ESOP) by the Global Equity Organization (GEO) in 2016.


Scotiabank was named one of the “Best Workplaces in Canada – Large and Multinational” for 2016 by The Great Place to Work® Institute.


Scotiabank Panama was named one of the “Best Workplaces in the Caribbean and Central America” by The Great Place to Work® Institute.


On April 1, 2016, the Government of Canada recognized Scotiabank for “Outstanding achievement in employment equity” in its workplace.


Scotiabank and Scotia iTRADE wins 10 SQM Awards for “Best Customer Service”.


For the 3rd year in a row, Scotiabank named as one of the “World’s Best Multinational Workplaces” in 2016 by the Great Place to Work Institute.

Corporate Social Responsibility


Scotiabank was recognized for its success in environmental, social and governance initiatives by placing on the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America (DJSI)


Scotiabank was named the top Industry Mover amongst global Banks for having the largest improvement in sustainability performance compared to the previous year


Scotiabank received a Bronze Medal Award in the latest RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook for being in a top-performer in sustainability


Scotiabank Mexico has been ranked as one of the “Top companies for Sustainability” by Mexico’s leading business magazine, Expansion.

Technology/Online Banking


Scotiabank placed 27th on the 2016 Retail Banker International Top 100 Most Liked Institutions on Facebook list; the highest of any Canadian bank.


Retail Banker International recognized Scotiabank as the “Global Bank with the Best Digital Strategy” for 2016. This is the first time Scotiabank receives this recognition globally.


Forrester Global Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark recognized Scotiabank as being at the “forefront of mobile banking, delivering outstanding services for their customers”.


Scotiabank earned the “highest overall score for Canadian mobile banking functionality” by Forrester Research Inc.’s 2016 Canadian Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark.


Scotiabank took 2nd spot in Surviscor’s “Online Banking scorCard Review” which provides an impartial assessment of online service and features and functionality of major Canadian retail banking institutions.


MoneySense magazine and Surviscor honoured Scotia iTRADE for “Best Overall – Top Bank-Owned Brokerage”, and was also cited with top marks for “ease of use”, “customer service”, and “reporting and record keeping.”


Scotiabank recognized as 2016 “World’s Best Consumer Digital Bank” in Canada and 22 countries in Latin American and the Caribbean by Global Finance magazine.

Sponsorships Awards


The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) through their Mentorship Partnership program awarded Scotiabank with a special recognition for its efforts in matching 1,000 skilled immigrants with leaders in their chosen industries.

Individual Awards and Recognitions


Marianne Hasold-Schilter, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, International Banking, was named “Winner of Women’s Executive Network 2015 – Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100”.


Colin J. Levere, Senior M&A Lawyer for Scotiabank, was recognized as “Professional of the Year” by The M&A Advisor Corporate Buyer/Sellers Dealmaker of the Year.